- verb to take a small quantity of something to test
- To measure or obtain data in discrete steps or intervals, as opposed to continuously. Said especially in the context of analog to digital conversions.
- In statistics, a group or subset within a population. Such a sample is meant to be representative of said population. Also, to select such a group or subset.
- A given item within a group of similar items. Also, to select such an item. For example, a device which is selected and tested.
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